You may be able to receive compensation through a Lyft accident settlement after suffering injuries in an accident involving a Lyft driver. Financial recovery may be possible whether you were a passenger in the Lyft vehicle or another driver on the road.
Once you determine who is at fault for the accident, you can file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company. An attorney from our firm can work to settle the claim so that you receive appropriate compensation for your injuries.
Who is responsible for compensating victims in a Lyft accident?
Any parties who are at fault for the accident that led to your injuries may be liable and financially responsible for the costs of medical treatment and other damages. These parties might include:
- The ridesharing company
- The driver working for Lyft
- A third-party driver, if you were a Lyft passenger
In some cases, more than one party may be liable for the accident that led to your injuries, especially if multiple vehicles are involved in the crash. If multiple parties share liability, each may owe you a specific percentage of the compensation for your damages.
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How do I get a Lyft accident settlement?
After a Lyft accident, an investigation occurs into fault and liability for the collision. Depending on who was at fault and the driver’s status at the time of the accident, you could file a claim under:
- The Lyft driver’s personal auto liability coverage
- Lyft’s liability policy, which is available to its drivers when they have accepted a ride, a ride is in progress, or their own insurer refuses the claim
- The third-party driver’s personal coverage
In most cases, car accident victims reach a settlement and resolve the claim outside of court. However, if the parties are unable to settle the case, the injury victims must file a personal injury lawsuit in court, as there are strict deadlines on how long you have to pursue a personal injury case. Under CC Art. 3492, you generally have only one year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against any liable parties.
What kind of damages can I get in a Lyft accident settlement?
You might be able to get different kinds of damages in a Lyft accident settlement, including the costs of medical treatment. These expenses may include emergency medical services, hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation. Other costs related to your injuries can include:
- Expenses for medication
- Medical assistive devices
- Home health care
Other possible damages in a Lyft accident settlement may include lost income or wages from being unable to work. You might also be able to claim damages for physical pain and emotional trauma stemming from the wreck. If you suffer a permanent disability due to your injuries in a Lyft accident, you also might qualify for damages for:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent impairment
- Loss of earning capacity and future income
How long does it take to get a Lyft accident settlement?
The time it takes to settle a Lyft injury claim depends on several factors. First, you want to receive all the necessary medical treatment for your injuries and be aware of any future medical treatment you may need. If you have suffered severe injuries, it may take several months to reach the maximum level of recovery.
Second, the length of time you spend trying to settle the claim also depends on the strength of the evidence in your case. If you do not have strong evidence of liability and the insurance company will not give you a reasonable settlement offer, you may have to proceed to trial. Since court schedules are crowded and this type of case can continue for months or even years, it may take longer to resolve the case.
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How our law firm can help with your Lyft accident settlement
Lawyers from our law firm can work to secure a settlement for your Lyft accident injuries. Throughout this process, we can perform several functions, such as:
- Dealing with the insurance companies
- Counseling you before making any statements about the accident
- Gathering evidence to support the claim
- Documenting your medical expenses and other losses
While you focus on your physical and emotional recovery from the accident, our lawyers can work toward a settlement.
Get legal support for your Lyft accident case today
Reaching an acceptable Lyft accident settlement could be a smoother and less stressful process with the assistance of an attorney from our law firm. We can handle the legal details of the claim while you concentrate on healing. Moreover, you pay us nothing up front until you receive compensation for your injuries.
We front all of the costs for investigating, building, negotiating, and litigating the case. If our firm does not deliver a settlement or court award, you owe us nothing for our services. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 for a free case evaluation today.